| Year 1993 Canonical Studies

CANONICAL STATUS OF CATHOLICS WHO ARE DIVORCED AND CIVILLY REMARRIED

(Mons. Mario F. Pompedda)


This article treats the delicate question of admitting to the sacraments people who have been divorced and have entered into a second civil “marriage”, who are motivated, or so it is believed, by a conviction of conscience that their marriage is null, but who cannot introduce a case of nullity because they lack the proofs required b procedural law. We are treating the topic from the specific standpoint of its relationship to and reflection of canonical norms, that is, the procedure established by the Church for declaring the nullity of a marriage......


PASTORAL APPROACH TO CANON LAW

(with special reference to Marital Breakdown) (George V. Lobo, s.j.)


Canon Law is a service in building up the Church, the Spirit-filled community of faith and love.

“While attributing a primacy to love, grace and charism, it facilitates an orderly development in the life of ecclesial society and individual persons who are its members.” (John Paul II Ap. Const. promulgating CIC).

Current approach to Moral theology is person-centered (not act-centered nor law centered) and value based. .....



THE THEOLOGICAL AND JURIDICAL ASPECTS OF MARRIAGE

One of the areas of ecclesiastical legislation which has undergone pastorally and juridically meaningful changes is the law on marriage contained in the Code of Canon Law of 1983. The significance of these changes consists in the fact that they concern the most involved pastoral ministries in the Church today. The fundamental doctrinal principles and the inspiration underlying the revision of matrimonial legislation are drawn from the teaching of Vatican II. The pastoral constitution on the Church ......